Task Analysis Programs

Are you utilizing chaining or task analysis in your client’s programming? Read below to discover how to create a program that utilizes these strategies:

Set up a task analysis program #

From Programs , select Task Analysis from the “Add Program” drop-down box.

Enter a program name (required).

Instructions – List an overall objective for your learner. Detail any directions for therapists/parents via text and/or a demonstration video. Select this program’s status (Waiting, Baseline, Active, Hold, Closed).

Targets – Enter the target behavior(s) that you will be collecting occurrence data on during each interval. These should be in order from start to completion of an overall routine or larger task. Specify each target’s status using the  drop-down list on the right-hand side.

Quick tip:

Easily rearrange the order of targets by clicking on above a target’s name, dragging, then dropping into the appropriate order.

Data Recording – Select the mastery workflow and prompt level template you would like to use.

New workflows can be set up by visiting Settings , then Workflows ; further details can be found here.

Add or edit prompt level templates by locating Settings , then Prompt Levels; see here for tips for this process.

Next, select the default observation status; this is the response that will remain for the target unless an observation is recorded. Once complete, be sure to select Save.

Including “Waiting” Targets in Sessions #

If you would like your user to see all steps within a Task Analysis program, without the ability to collect data on those steps that are not yet being targeted, try this:

  1. From Programs > (Your TA Program) > Targets, ensure that steps that are currently being taught are set to “Probe” or “Acquisition”. You will be able to collect data on these targets during sessions. All currently inactive steps should be set to “Waiting”.
  2. From your client’s Home page, add your new program to an existing session by finding the program listing and selecting . (If the program is part of an existing session you can select the icon on the session listing and choose Edit Session.
  3. The Session Tab, now present on the bottom of your screen, will show you all of the programs within a given session. On each program listing, you will see icons representing the number of targets in Waiting, Probe, Acquisition, and Mastered status. To include Waiting targets in a session, simply click on the gray icon. (This process can also be followed for Mastered or other categories as well).

Once a session is in underway, these targets will be visible, but the user will not be able to select or gather data until those steps are moved to an active probe, acquisition, or mastered status.